The Cost page in Stax enables you to explore your cost in more detail, tracking against budgets and seeing trends over time.

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Use the Cost page in Stax to explore your AWS spend further. You can see your daily, weekly or monthly spend broken down by usage code, service, account or region and see your trends and change over time. If you've added budgets, you can easily see how you're tracking against them.

If you'd like to narrow down your exploration to one part of the business, use the Global Filters to filter Stax down to a single account, region, cost center, project, etc.

Stax Global Filter

Customize Global Filters by creating Views to meet your requirements.

Usage Cost

The default AWS cost that is reported in Stax is based what you actually used, which might not be the same as what you paid for.

AWS has lots of ways to measure what you pay for resources, which can make it challenging to understand what your team is actually using. Tracking consumption, or usage cost, is useful for managing spend because that’s the number that you can really influence.

Stax provides two modes for viewing cost information to make this easier to understand. Usage Mode and Financial Mode can help you to better understand this information. See Financial Mode for a detailed explanation of the two modes.

Stax Cost Usage Graph

The default cost you see in Stax removes some one-off charges and financial constructs like AWS Support, Tax, Reservations and Credits.

To match Stax to your AWS bill, toggle on the Financial Filters

Stax Cost Financial Mode Toggle

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